Get Bruce (1999)

Get Bruce (1999)

Released: 1999
Genre: Documentary, Genre
Director: Andrew J. Kuehn
Starring: Robin Williams, Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg, ,
Run time: 82 min
IMDb: 5.9/10
Country: USA
Views: 170525


Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see photos of his childhood; in Chicago, he writes for the Tribune and then heads West. Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, and Bette Midler talk with him and to the camera about working with Bruce, and we also watch Bruce help others prepare for Liz Taylor’s 60th, Bill Clinton’s 50th, and an AIDS awards banquet where the hirsute, rotund Vilanch lets his emotions show.
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User Reviews: what a terrible film and what a terrible man. this is one of the worst pieces of hollywood self-serving, syrupy nonsense i’ve ever had the misfortune to watch.

it’s fair enough when the egg-producers all get together and buy "Eat more eggs" campaigns. if this is the best the Bruce Vilanch Marketing Board can come up with…

i have long thought of hollywood as being so capable of parodying itself that external parody was unnecessary and this just confirms my belief.

if i didn’t know better, i’d think i was watching a Mr. Show sketch parodying Bruce Vilanch. i wish…

if you like watching sincerity so contrived it’s appalling in its insincerity, ‘fly on the wall’ segments about the comedy process so contrived they’re hard to watch and hollywood celebrities generally patting each other on the back to extreme, don’t hesitate to rent this – you’ll love it.

i think even the most devoted Bruce Vilanch fan will be made nauseous by the awful song that plays out over the closing credits.

Get Bruce? get lost…

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